My Friend has a Rhodesian Ridgeback. Sweetest dog you ever meet. She LOVES toys and playing and ripping them up…. So we were talking about it the other day and she asked me if I could make her some new ones that maybe hold a bit better up then the bought ones.. Oh yes I am sure I can try…
She went and got new fabric, squeakers (toys must squeak.. that makes them more fun) and stuffing, and I went and gathered some of the used toys up and took them home. Today I took a few out and started to tool around. I snipped and sewed. Reinforced all the existing seams and made new ones with a tight zig-zag stitch, so they are nice and sturdy.
Here is the carnage before I started:
and here is what came of it
I made two toys brand new (no before pic of the first one. It really just had all the feet ripped out and the seams opened and no stuffing)
I turned it inside out, fixed the seams and made it into a “ball with a face”, rather then back into the sheep it was. I also added a “handle” for a nice tug of war with the doggie. It holds like iron…Of course there is nothing I can do when the fabric goes lol.